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Sharing window's internet with mac?


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So recently I acquired an old iMac G3, and I installed 10.4 on it. Right now, I have an ethernet cable connecting it to the PC with XP, and I enabled sharing on both machines. Neither machine is detecting the other. I successfully did this before with a Power Mac with 10.4 and the same PC but with Windows 7. I do not have an airport card available for the iMac. I'm wondering if the iMac's ethernet port is dead, or more likely that I'm doing something wrong.

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What encryption are you using? An older model iMac will not be able to access WPA networks, only the much more insecure WEP.

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For computer to computer direct connection you will probably need a crossover network cable.

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